The perfect romantic getaway...

Homestay | Featherston | #35758

9.1/10 (12 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • The Appleshaw Cottage is a part of a heritage Headmaster’s House built in 1880.
  • It has a barn like feel to it with French doors that open right out to a sunny courtyard.
  • Only a 3 min drive (or 12 min walk) to Tarureka Estate, a popular wedding venue.

Beautifully presented with all the modern home comforts you need, stylish open plan living, downstairs double and mezzanine queen bedrooms with a cozy reading space. A quiet, warm and restful cottage - just the perfect place to come back to after a day of exploring what Wairarapa has to offer.

WIFI available but slow and limited to certain parts of the property.

Amongst the cafes and antique stores of Featherston, you'll find the Fell Locomotive Museum. It houses the only Fell engine in the world, a survivor from the days of the Rimutaka Railway.

Next door is The Heritage Museum which tells the story of the historic Featherston military base and its role as a prisoner of war camp in World War II.

You can cycle the old railway line on the Rimutaka Rail Trail through tunnels and over ridges as it winds between Cross Creek in Featherston to Kaitoke on the Upper Hutt side. You can also spend a day biking at your leisure between many award-winning vineyards of Martinborough (16km away), cruising along quiet country roads, sampling boutique wines and enjoying local deli food.

Further east on SH 2 you'll find Tauherenikau Racetrack which offers equestrian events and jet-boating as well as Greytown known for its delicious food, shopping and cute colonial cottages.

South of Featherston are the shores of Lake Wairarapa, the largest wetland area in the lower North Island.

Featherston is also a departure point for Lake Ferry and Cape Palliser. A drive through steep cliffs and Ngawi fishing village brings you to Cape Palliser Lighthouse, seal colonies, surf and swim beaches, fishing and diving.

Complementary breakfast provisions provided for your first day of stay. There is also a selection of books and DVDs for your entertainment.

Dogs are welcome with prior agreement on condition that they get on with other dogs (two friendly host dogs on site).

You really will have a truly special trip away in this unique home away from home.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Pets allowed with prior approval. Public holidays - minimum stay of two nights.


  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Upstairs bedroom, please note, stairs can be steep for some, and it is a low pitched roof.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak season
30-Mar-17 to 30-Apr-17
$150+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
Low season
01-May-17 to 30-Jun-18
$135+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (12)

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  • Very central location

    Very central location

    JessicaPa10 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Lovely little cottage, very comfortable, definitely recommend

    Lovely little cottage, very comfortable, definitely recommend. Great location!! The only thing I would suggest is curtains in upstairs bedroom, was very light very early. We loved our stay there, thanks!!

    TaniaBL 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Fabulous place to stay!

    Fabulous place to stay!

    David_Gi1 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • A charming house with a lovely sun room

    A charming house with a lovely sun room

    JaneL7 100%|5x Nov 2016

  • The property is stunning! Home away from home :) would definitely stay...

    The property is stunning! Home away from home :) would definitely stay here again.

    OliviaOf1 100%|2x Oct 2016

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